The Battle of the Beaches in the War on Coronavirus

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Nothing says "San Francisco beach day" like a blanket of fog.  (Anne Wernikoff/KQED)

Emergency Room Doctors Have Coronavirus Homework

Turns out it’s not just the risk of infection and the long hours that makes being an hospital Emergency Room staffer draining right now. Treating COVID-19 comes with homework. Once doctors finish their shifts, they still have to try and catch up on the latest coronavirus research. Following the latest medical literature about coronavirus is exhausting and, sometimes, discouraging.
Guest: Clay Josephy, emergency medicine doctor in South Lake Tahoe

NASA Scientists Build a Better Ventilator

Months into this pandemic, there remains a national shortage of ventilators. Well, a team of engineers at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena is figuring out how to build more -- and fast.
Reporter: Jerome Campbell, KCRW

Student Volunteers Help at Monterey's Public Health Lab

Monterey County’s Public Health Laboratory has increased its COVID-19 testing capacity seven-fold over the last 5 weeks thanks to one graduate student who offered to help, after hearing a story on local public radio.
Reporter: Michelle Loxton, KAZU 

The Battle of the Beaches in the War on Coronavirus

Governor Gavin Newsom says those weekend crowds at some Southern California beaches don’t help contain the coronavirus.  It's shaping up to be the Battle of the Beaches, one of many in the War on Coronavirus.
Reporter: Scott Shafer, KQED Politics

The Case for Expanding Medi-Cal to Protect Undocumented Seniors from Coronavirus

At the start of this year, before most of us had ever heard of COVID-19, Gov. Newsom proposed expanding the state’s health insurance, Medi-Cal, to low-income undocumented seniors. This pandemic may derail those plans, just when they need it most.
Reporter: Farida Jhabvala Romero, KQED